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Counselor

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 2/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1510
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Job Description

  

Work Location: Corazon 3639 W. Lincoln Street Phoenix, AZ 85009



PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  

Provides substance abuse treatment and recovery support in a residential setting.

  


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or other related field.  Licensed by the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, or ability to become licensed within 6 months of hire.

  • Experience in working in a chemical dependency treatment setting and demonstrated counseling skills.

  • Clinical experience preferred.

  • Knowledge and understanding in general mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and serious mental illness.

        
     
  • Possess a  valid driver’s license and ability to be insured under automobile  insurance policy.
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  • Able to work  a flexible schedule as needed per program requirements.
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  • Must  successfully complete the agency’s orientation and demonstrate competence  regarding skills and knowledge per R9-20-204.
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  • Have basic  typing/computer skills.
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  • Have  excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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  • Have good  organization and time management skills.
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  • Ability to  obtain fingerprint clearance card, CPR and First Aid.
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  • Bilingual  language skills in English/Spanish and as appropriate to population served  preferred.
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  • Must be 21  years of age.
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  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

  

 

  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES 

  
     
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary team in  providing treatment for clients.
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    • To Communicate with and coordinate services with  other treatment providers when appropriate.
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    • To Attend  and actively participate in team meetings.
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    • To Schedule  staffing for primary clients, as needed.
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  • Manage and monitor individually assigned caseloads.

  
     
       
    • Accurately  documents progress notes same day as service, not to exceed 24 hours;  crisis documentation completed same day as service.
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    • Follow-up to  service commitments, engagement, re-engagement for missed appointments, letters  of intent, welfare checks, and appropriate discharge functions completed  within required time periods.
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    • Maintains  and monitors caseload statistical information, including presenting  issues, length of stay, and outcome measures when assigned.
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  • To  be available for shift coverage and crisis resolution.
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    • To share in  weekend and holiday coverage as scheduled.
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    • To  coordinate additional community treatment services, as needed.
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  • Educate  adult individuals and their families.
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    • Ability to demonstrate education and verbalization of information  in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.
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    • Working knowledge of lifespan development.
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    • Working knowledge of harm reduction models.
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    • Ability to provide illness self-management education for initial,  ongoing and discharge transitions.
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    • Knowledge of various substance abuse treatment and recovery models.
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  • Performs  Clinical Record Reviews.
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    • Understanding  of all licensing, regulatory and agency guidelines.
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    • Document  significant information in each file in a clear and timely manner.
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    • Provides  appropriate feedback.
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  • Assist  in working with clients with medication and case management services.
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    • Consults and  coordinates with prescriber, prescriber liaison, laboratories, medical  providers, pharmacies, and assists with eligibility and access to  prescription services when needed.
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    • Consults on  initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluation requests.
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  • Achieve  assigned weekly/monthly productivity expectations.
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    • Know and  match individually assigned productivity value amounts on a weekly basis,  as set for the position, throughout the fiscal year.
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    • Monitor  appropriate productivity needs, variables, and opportunities.
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  • Provide  individual/family counseling and are able to facilitate groups. Engage  consumers, their families, and their community supports in treatment,  provide illness self-management education, and coordinate services with  referral sources and discharge planning.
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    • Coordinates  and conducts group functions and facilitates cohesiveness in its entirety  that demonstrates improvement in a client’s/family’s symptoms and  functioning level.
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    • Demonstrates  ability to de-escalate and de-brief disruptions to group and /or family  content and process.
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    • Ability to  assist clients to learn skills required to successfully engender  psychological stability and personal independence.
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  • Works  with individual that present with a range of behavioral health  presentations, including co-occurring disorders.
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    • Recognize  symptoms to the full and broad range of DSM diagnoses.
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    • Ability to  provide routine, urgent, and emergent interventions.
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    • Application  and integration of American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria in  service planning and implementation.
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    • Ability to  apply motivational enhancement, stages of change, family systems, and  appropriate family communication process.
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    • Ability to  understand and screen for serious mental illness, and complete requests  for determination.
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  • Responsible  for maintaining and coordinating service plan development and updates,  when applicable.
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    • Integrate  needs identified in assessment with service plan development and review.
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    • Evidence of  client participation in service plan development.
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    • Evidence of  stakeholder participation in service plan development.
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    • Accurate and  timely completion of service plan/review.
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  • Performs  comprehensive intake and ongoing assessments.
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    • Accurate  documents the assessment service, including assessment tools and progress  notation.
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    • Assessment  information includes individual and family voice and participation,  informed consent, and integrated into initial and ongoing treatment  planning.
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    • Conducts  ongoing assessment, documents functional and symptomatic improvement,  cultural values, crisis planning, functional family assessment, and  addenda.
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  • Facilitate  and coordinate group therapy process.
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    • Able to promote individual/family culture.
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    • Knowledge and ability to effectively engage adults in process and  maintain safety and cohesiveness.
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    • Knowledge  and understanding  of group therapy models and stages
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    • Utilizes informed consent in interventions, understands and is able  to apply the value and limitation of didactic approaches.
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    • Collaborates, coordinates, and consults with other involved service  providers and treatment team members.
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  • Performs  other related duties as assigned.
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JOB DEMANDS

  

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Able to present operational information to personnel at all levels.

  

 

  

Flexibility with work schedule to accommodate a facility that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


  

  

CONTINUOUS EDUCATION

  

Employee will be expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building and maintenance of competency skills.


  

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

  

Work is performed in structured environments.  


  

  

ACCOUNTABILITY

  

Reports to and is supervised directly by the Program Director.  Employee is also accountable for understanding and complying with CPLC policies and procedures.

  

 

  

Application Instructions

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